After 17 Rounds and 135 matches the quarter-finalists for the 2017 Super Rugby have been confirmed by SANZAAR.


Following the Crusaders 22-31 loss to the Hurricanes the Lions 27-10 win over the Sharks away in Durban saw them finish as the top ranked team. The Crusaders winning streak came to an end in Wellington and they ended up as the second ranked side entering the quarter-finals.

The Conference winners and their rankings are therefore:

Crusaders [1], Lions [2], Stormers [3], Brumbies [4].

The four wild card teams (best runner up from South Africa Conferences 1 & 2, and three next best teams from the Australian & New Zealand Conferences) are:

Hurricanes [5], Chiefs [6], Highlanders [7], Sharks [8].


2017 Super Rugby Quarter-final Draw

QF1: Lions [1] versus Sharks [8]

QF2: Crusaders [2] versus Highlanders [7]

QF3: Stormers [3] versus Chiefs [6]

QF4: Brumbies [4] versus Hurricanes [5]


Quarter-final Match Schedule (all times local)

Fri July 21: Brumbies v Hurricanes, Canberra @ 19:35

Sat July 22: Crusaders v Highlanders, Christchurch @ 19:35

Sat July 22: Lions v Sharks, Johannesburg @ 14:30

Sat July 22 Stormers v Chiefs, Cape Town @ 17:00